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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Occupancy Sensors and 9.4.1.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,279 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    LEED Selection - High Rise Residential
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    752 Curt Pascoe
    P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: Single supply system
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,018 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Outside Mat
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    370 Waterset CDD
    CDD Manager
    Rizzetta and Co
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: Off-Site Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    435 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    29 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: dedicated exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    404 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Alternative calculation for MRc2
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    414 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    16 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: MR C5 Regional Materials Multiple components
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    322 Brooke Robbins
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    Engineered Natural Ventilation with Ceiling Fan
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 James Lee
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Museum Exhibit Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,248 Christian Kaltreider
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    11 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Attempting to return ceiling tiles from demo
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    73 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Employment Resources
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    14 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    OA Monitoring for DOAS serving several HPs
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    283 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: net area vs gross area (simulation) in IEQc8.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    Emergency Lighting within Daylight Zone
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    78 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: EP for Subway Stations
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    241 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: ITE Parking Generation- multiple Average Peak Period Demand
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    38 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Partially certifying building
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    75 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Path 10
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    219 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Certifications other than GreenGuard
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    151 Brent Ehrlich
    Products and materials specialist
    BuildingGreen
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    Required Participation in Forum - NFWF
    in EBOM-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    79 Christopher Davis
    Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: What needs to be commissionined in a Major Renovation
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    66 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Example of a populated BPDO calculator fro LEEDv4?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    RE: 100% OA VAV Base Building system
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    38 Christie Rimes
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    Australia
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    Kitchen Supply AHU (For Make Up Air)
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Hotel Interiors and Guestroom Furniture
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    184 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Partially demolished existing building
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    23 Petr Lhoták
    Sustainability Consultant
    Skanska Czech Republic
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015
    Czech Republic
    RE: Submetering water
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    59 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015
    Spain
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015
    United States
    Engineered Natural Ventilation with Ceiling Fan
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 James Lee
    Tue, Nov 3, 2015
    Space control requirement sales area
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Oct 30, 2015
    DES Option 1 - Baseline System Heating Type Modeling Guidance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Optimize energy performance
    1 Mike Ramos
    AECOM
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015
    United States
    Excluding demand for occupancy sensors in retail sales area
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    7 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Wed, Oct 28, 2015
    United States
    Preferred Parking
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Mon, Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Bike storage distance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Mon, Oct 26, 2015
    Fair Housing Act
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    12 Kenneth O'Brien
    Associate
    WRT
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    United States
    Interpretation ID#10203
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    452 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    United States
    New Construction vs. Major Renovation
    in Major Renovation - Definition
    3 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Oct 20, 2015
    Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    50 Chris Miller
    Owner
    Miller Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    United States
    Can a Retail CI Project achieve Water Cr if it has no Rest rooms
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Sat, Oct 17, 2015
    India
    RE: FTE for Welcome Center
    in Calculating FTEs
    206 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Oct 16, 2015
    Feasibility
    in CS-2009: Material ingredient optimization
    1 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Mon, Oct 12, 2015
    Pilot Credit Usability
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    12 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Thu, Oct 8, 2015
    Certify some of multiple fitout floor
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    9 sompoche sirichote
    Mon, Oct 5, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015
    India
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015
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    Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Lorenna Lobo
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 22:38 Brazil
    OA Monitoring for DOAS serving several HPs
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    283 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 19:13 United States
    Total Site Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Dave L
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 16:51 United States
    Emergency Lighting within Daylight Zone
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    78 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 12:53 United States
    net area vs gross area (simulation) in IEQc8.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Panagiota Dadinou
    Civil Engineer, MSc
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 08:12 Germany
    net area vs gross area (simulation)
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Panagiota Dadinou
    Civil Engineer, MSc
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 08:02 Germany
    PC 85 Learning Controls
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    38 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 23:19 United States
    Paint in Parking Lot
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    106 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 14:42 United States
    Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    79 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 10:13 Canada
    Custom Walk-In Freezers and Refrigerators
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 14:41 United States
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 12:03 United States
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 06:28 Spain
    New Materials & Resources Calculator
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    322 Tiffany Moore
    LEED Documentation Consultant
    Built Kansas City LLC
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 16:58 United States
    Community Garden and Reclaimed Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    419 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 14:20 United States
    Blue Roofs
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    306 Kerrie Racicot
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 11:59 United States
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 09:14 United States
    Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 04:36 Kuwait
    Walk off mat length within vestibule
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Maria Papiez
    Sustainability Lead
    BBH Design
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 21:14 United States
    retail definition?
    in ND Plan-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Ian Scott
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 14:41 Canada
    Definition of Short term and Long Term bike storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 12:00 United States

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